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The Water Pouring Ceremony of the President and Elder at the Songkran Festival, held at the University of Phayao in 2024.

The Water Pouring Ceremony of the President and Elder at the Songkran Festival, held at the University of Phayao in 2024.



The Water Pouring Ceremony of the President and Elder at the Songkran Festival, held at the University of Phayao in 2024.


         On April 24th, 2024, Associate Professor Dr. Supakorn Pongbangpho, the President of the University of Phayao, and an Elder participated in a ceremony. They poured water and offered garlands to Phra Phutthaphuchakarak and the statue of King Naresuan the Great. Representatives from the university's administration, staff, and students presented traditional Lanna-style offerings. Dr. Wuthichai Chairinkam, the Vice President for Student Quality, and Associate Professor Dr. Ekasiddh Wongrath, the President of the School of Phayao Staff Council, delivered a speech asking for forgiveness and prepared to give Sompoi turmeric juice. The President of the University of Phayao then gave blessings to all personnel and representatives from various departments, inviting them to join in asking for blessings from the President and Elder.


            During the event, a Lap Mueang competition was held to promote the preservation of knowledge and culture surrounding the preparation of Lap Mueang, as well as to foster unity within the University of Phayao organization. This competition was open to personnel from all departments within the university, resulting in a total of 7 participating teams. The results of the competition were as follows:


Winners:

           Hong Lab Wit Phaet Team, the School of Medical Sciences

First runner-up:

           Lap Niao Siao Woi, the School of Information and Communication Technology

Second runner-up:

           Lab Fun Fun Team, the School of Dentistry

Honorable mention:

           Lab Kao Team, the Division of Student Quality Development and Students with Disabilities

           Lap Bao Ban Kap Sao Witthaya Team from the School of Science

           Diao Ko Lap Diao Ko Lap from the School of Architecture and Fine Arts

           Salalab BCA Team from the School of Business and Communication Arts


            In addition, each department in Phayao University participated in the snack booth as well. The Water Pouring Ceremony project for the President and Elder during The Songkran Festival at the University of Phayao in the year 2024 aims to preserve and promote Thai traditions and national identity.



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